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$1000 GH2 starting "kit"

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So I'm thinking of getting a GH2. I've used canon stuff in the past, but the GH2 seems to be so much better in terms of what I can do with it.

So, here's what I'm thinking:
GH2 - [url="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/736343-REG/Panasonic_DMC_GH2K_Lumix_DMC_GH2_Digital_Camera.html"]$750[/url]
50mm FD 1.4 ssc - Ebay/$166
FD Adapter - [url="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-FD-FL-to-AF101-AF100-G2-G3-GF3-E-PL3-GH2-E-P3-micro-4-3-adapter-/251021722531?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a720f83a3#ht_3685wt_1410"]$51[/url]
32GB SD Card - [url="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/835521-REG/Samsung_MB_SSBGA_US_32GB_SDHC_Memory_Card.html"]$32[/url]

Anything you would change if you were starting at $1000?

Also, should I even bother? Should I just wait to see the price/specs of the GH3?

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Although you can't get the 14-140 kit, you can get the 14-42 kit for $ 750 at B&H, offer expiring tomorrow!!... even though it is a somewhat "kitty" lens, it would give you some welcome wider angles in addition to the 50mm. I would perhaps choose a shorter prime, like a 28mm or 35mm...
The GH2 is an absolute lovely camera and can produce stunningly beautiful shots... why wait?
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Also, it might be worth considering some other lenses to start with if the cap is at 1000 (rather than the canon f1.4). Fujian 35mm c-mount is dirt cheap. Konica 40mm is very nice and also dirt cheap.. there are others as well. I have to agree with the above sentiment to get a kit-zoom. Not the best lens in the world, but certainly not the worst and you will get wide angles covered - and it's really cheap.

Pay close attention to your choice of sdhc card, as that will ultimately decide which settings you can use with it; determining how far you can push it with the hack.


[url="http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-Performance-SDSDX3-016G-Package/dp/B003EGBHHW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1342242018&sr=8-2&keywords=sandisk+30mb+s+extreme+sdhc"]http://www.amazon.co... s extreme sdhc[/url]

will give you access to almost all the high end settings (without spanning), and you can get 3-4 cards rather than 1.
The benchmark card is the sandisk 95mb / s sdxc 64gb, but that costs about 150 bucks. Might be worth the investment though, depending on what is important for you.
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